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Perforated Meckel’s Diverticulum with Acute Appendicitis in an Infant

Tim Jumbi, Shahbal Swaleh, Francis Osawa

School of Medicine, University of Nairobi

Correspondence to: Dr. Tim Jumbi, P.O Box 1059–00618 Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya; email: mwaitim@gmail.com

Summary

Meckel’s diverticulum occurs in approximately 2% of the population and is symptomatic in 16% of cases. In children, the most common presentation is intestinal obstruction due to intussusception. The simultaneous occurrence of acute appendicitis and symptomatic Meckel’s diverticulum is rare and when it occurs, it may be associated with non-specific symptoms that present a diagnostic challenge.

 

Keywords: Meckel’s diverticulum, Acute appendicitis

Ann Afr Surg. 2020; 17(1): 42–44.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/aas.v17i11.11

Conflicts of Interest: None

Funding: None

© 2020 Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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